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  • The London Nobody Knowsby Geoffrey Fletcher

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Geoffrey Fletcher's London was not the big landmarks, but rather 'the tawdry, extravagant and eccentric'. He wrote about parts of the city no-one ever had before. This could be an art nouveau pub, a Victorian music hall, a Hawksmoor church or even a public toilet in Holborn in which the attendant kept goldfish in the cisterns. He was drawn to the... more...

  • Lights Out for the Territoryby Iain Sinclair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    'A book about London; in other words, a book about everything' Peter Ackroyd, The Times Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and finding hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot... more...

  • London's Disastersby John Withington

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy... more...

  • Gordonby C. Brad Faught

    Potomac Books Inc. 2008; US$ 9.95

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  • Londonby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks... more...

  • Tales from the Tower of Londonby Daniel Diehl; Mark P Donnelly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place... more...

  • The Great Fire of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Great Fire of London was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in Western Europe. Although detailed fire precautions and firefighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, and 44 of the City of London's great livery halls. The great fire of 1666 closely followed by the great plague of... more...

  • London Under Attackby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...

  • Hidden Cityby David Long

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    "Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real... more...

  • Let's Go London, Oxford & Cambridgeby Inc. Harvard Student Agencies

    Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 14.99

    Welcome to London, Oxford, and Cambridge?Let?s Go style. Discover some of the best-kept culinary secrets in London?s West End. Pay a visit to Oxford, whose halls have churned out the likes of WH Auden and Albert Einstein, or Emma Thompson?s alma mater, Cambridge, where the student?not the tourist?is king. Whether you?re visiting for a summer or a... more...